Okanagan residents win at BC Parks and Recreation Association awards

The Central Okanagan received two awards at BC Parks and Recreation Association conference

The Central Okanagan received two awards at this week’s BC Parks and Recreation Association annual conference in Vancouver.

The Association’s 2018 Award of Merit has been presented to the Regional Parks Service and the Community Recreational Initiatives Society, better known as CRIS.

The award recognizes achievement in the local government or special interest level involving a significant distinct contribution to the enhancement of local recreation and parks. For many years, CRIS volunteers have provided no-cost, barrier-free access for those with physical challenges to our regional parks through programs like Wild Walks, Take a Hike and other activities and events.

READ MORE: SECURE HABITAT WILL MAKE SHEEP HAPPY

In addition, Murray Kopp, the Director of RDCO Parks Services and a former president of the BC Parks and Recreation Association was presented with an Award of Merit from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA).

This award recognized his national leadership efforts to champion and expand the recent CPRA- Canadian Parks Council ‘Parks for All – An Action Plan for Canada’s Parks Community’ initiative.

For more information about any Regional Parks program and our detailed online section for Regional Parks, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaNewsKat
kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Central Okanagan firefighters are battling wildfires across B.C.

Lake Country, Kelowna and Peachland crews are assisting the BC Wildfire Service

Oktopus to headline Music in the Park

The West Kelowna night of music will happen once again this Friday

Long-awaited John Hindle Drive in Kelowna just weeks away from completion

Ministry of Transportation says it plans to have the road open before the start of the school year

Blasting begins at Beachview Drive in West Kelowna

Blasting begins as part of residential development

Updated: RCMP no longer suspect death of Vernon woman is suspicious

West Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate the woman’s sudden death

A first-hand look at hazards facing scooter users

A Salmon Arm reporter tags along on a mobility scooter tour of the city to learn about safety hazards

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Man found not guilty in 2011 drug-related shooting in Shuswap

Judge rules Jeremy Davis couldn’t foresee his companion would kill 24-year-old Nick Larsen.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Hot, dry conditions forces drought rating to highest level on Vancouver Island

The province says Vancouver Island is under Stage 4 drought conditions

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Parks Canada has ‘general concept’ in mind for South Okanagan-Similkameen

Minister Catherine McKenna will be providing a further update to representatives in Penticton Friday, August 17

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Most Read